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previous magazine The Rainshader ICE was one of the real highlights of The Gadget Show Live Professional 2014, this is a perfect example of British ingenuity solving a problem most people have; we would like to wish a hearty congratulations to our friends over at Rainshader for their recent BMPA Newcomer Award, evidently others find the Rainshader as impressive as we do! ...
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the times A crash helmet-shaped umbrella has been designed to put an end to poking passers-by with brolly spokes. The Rainshader sits low over the user’s head and covers the shoulders and upper body. Its spokes point down, not out, and it gives the holder an unobstructed view without lifting the brolly upwards. It is the brainchild of Stephen Collier, 48, who thought...
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The hassle and embarrassment of wrestling with a wind-blown umbrella could now be a thing of the past, thanks to a hemlet-style head protector. The Rainshader's canopy protects users from the wind and rain without obstructing their view and during tests in gale force seven - around 40mph - winds the umbrella didn't once blow inside out. It was designed by Warwickshire-based company Hospitality Umbrellas...
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An entrepreneur whose ‘Eureka’ moment came at last year’s wet and windy Grand National has reinvented the umbrella. Kenilworth boss Stephen Collier has created The Rainshader - which was designed to protect people from the elements while they watch sporting events. Crucially it doesn’t blow inside out, poke passers-by in the eye or drip on neighbours’ shoulders in crowds...
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Windproof Rainshader claims to reinvent the umbrella
Anyone that looks at press releases with any regularity will no doubt have felt the onset of re- fatigue, induced by the weight of new products which claim to "rethink," "re-imagine" and "redefine" things (but seldom do). So while we're a little dubious of the claim that Rainshader "reinvents" the umbrella...
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Innovation rains supreme as entrepreneur reinvents the umbrella
An entrepreneur whose Eureka moment came at last year’s wet and windy Grand National has reinvented the umbrella with the help of WMG at the University of Warwick. The Rainshader protects people from the elements while watching major sporting events - crucially it doesn’t blow inside out...
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FINALLY, people are getting serious about umbrellas.
The humble umbrella has tried to protect our heads from the rain for hundreds of years, but except for a sturdy few they haven't done a particularly good job.
Most break at the slightest gust of wind. City slickers scratch you with their spokes as they...
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Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) has collaborated with a local entrepreneur to reinvent the traditional umbrella.
The Rainshader has tackled problems of navigating through windy and rainy weather, particularly during large entertainment and sporting events affected by adverse conditions.
Its design differs from the traditional umbrella in that it covers the user in a long dome shape...
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Rainshader — The umbrella reinvented
Working together with experts at the International Institute for Product and Service Innovation at the University of Warwick, Stephen Collier has produced an innovative new umbrella. The Rainshader directs rain towards the front and back of the umbrella unlike the standard version that allows rain to stream off in all directions...
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The Last Umbrella You'll Ever Buy Can Easily Survive a Wind Tunnel
Taking inspiration from a motorcycle helmet, which protects riders from the elements without hindering their line of sight, Stephen Collier created the Rainshader to be the next generation of umbrellas. And given it can survive Gale Force 7 winds up to 40 miles per hour, it could be the last brolly you ever buy...
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The Hercules of umbrellas
Shielding your entire body from the elements like an old-school motor helmet does your head, the Rainshader Umbrella was developed by university researchers in the UK to stand up to the nastiest wind/rain combos far better than traditional models, and it was even successfully tested in a...
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How to Not Be a Jerk When It's Raining
This umbrella wants to take the social strife out of bad weather.
Umbrellas -- like rain itself, like a two-lane highway, like a four-piece pizza at a table for five -- tend to bring out the worst in us all. These made-for-one tools...
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Rainshader Umbrella for Outdoor Events
The Rainshader is a more crowd-friendly umbrella, designed to reduce the chance of dripping on someone’s feet or poking them in the eye. Designed by Stephen Collier, the Rainshader’s football-helmet type shape allows it to channel water forwards and backwards, rather than from all sides...
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Umbrellas have needed a redesign for the longest time now. During heavy rains, even thestrongest umbrellas just can't protect you with water rushing down from different angles. We don't know if this is the redesign to finally fix that problem, but the Rainshader does seem like it might prove more useful for those situations. Shaped like a giant motorcycle helmet, the uniquely-designed umbrella...
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Rainshaders Sophisticated Weather Protection Umbrella
The Rainshader has been designed specifically for viewing sporting events. The Rainshader is based on the traditional motor helmet and arguably its design allows the spectator more protection from the elements than any other umbrella in the world. Ideal for track and field it also has fibre glass ribs...
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Windproof Rainshader claims to reinvent the umbrella
Anyone that looks at press releases with any regularity will no doubt have felt the onset of re- fatigue, induced by the weight of new products which claim to "rethink," "re-imagine" and "redefine" things (but seldom do). So while we're a little dubious of the claim that Rainshader "reinvents" the umbrella...
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Windproof Rainshader claims to reinvent the umbrella
Anyone that looks at press releases with any regularity will no doubt have felt the onset of re- fatigue, induced by the weight of new products which claim to “rethink,” “re-imagine” and “redefine” things (but seldom do). So while we’re a little dubious of the claim that Rainshader “reinvents” the umbrella...
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Все говорят, не нужно изобретать велосипед, ведь он давно уже изобретен. Следовательно, можно пересоздать все остальное, например, зонтик. Так и поступили предприимчивые британцы, уставшие от вечных дождей Туманного Альбиона и ветра, который постоянно ломает их зонты. Их новое творение называется Rainshader, и это тоже зонтик, только никакой ветер ему не страшен....
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我猜,你应该找不到比这更奇特的雨伞了——因为,它看上去就像是一顶巨大的头盔,罩在你的头上……这便是头盔雨伞(Rainshader),其发明者说,这是一款针对雨伞的再设计,但同时也是一个革命性的产品,因为,它至少能带来下面的这些好处:
(1)防护更加完美,对正上方、两侧和后背的防护,比普通雨伞更好——打着它在雨中行走,就像是有顶移动帐篷;(2)据说整体造型经过了风洞的严格测试,即便是在7级大风中,也不会吹翻...
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Entrepreneur Stephen Collier, 48, who owns Hospitality Umbrellas, came up with the idea during last year’s wet and windy Grand National. He wanted to design an umbrella that could be used specifically for watching sporting events in a crowd. The Rainshader has a cut-away front, which was based on the design of a motorbike helmet. This means people can see out the front of the Rainshader while protecting their head and shoulders from the wind and rain...
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